ac·​a·​de·​mia | \ ˌa-kə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce academia (audio) \

Definition of academia

: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education : academe scientists in industry and academia a career in academia

Examples of academia in a Sentence

She found the business world very different from academia.

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Five, academia became politicized as a shrill agent of cultural transformation rather than focusing on education — while charging more for less learning. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, "Hanson: Why are Western middle classes revolting against the elites?," 13 June 2019 During their visit, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will meet Canadians from the worlds of arts, business, and academia to discuss opportunities for young people working in the Commonwealth. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Very Kate Middleton-esque, Green Embellished Erdem Coat," 11 Mar. 2019 Others noted that Indian markets have weathered unexpected turnover at the central bank before, when Mr. Patel’s predecessor, Raghuram Rajan, returned to academia in 2016 after his term ended. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Rupee Tumbles After India’s Central Bank Chief Quits," 11 Dec. 2018 People move from government to academia all the time, but this move is different — precisely because the Trump administration represents a sharp break from past presidential administrations. Nicole Hemmer, Vox, "Ex-Trump staffers should not get plum jobs at elite universities," 24 July 2018 These will need to be built by a consensus among the stakeholders in the field, from industry, to academia, to capital, and most importantly, among the engineers and the public, who are ultimately most affected. Yonatan Zunger,, "Computer science faces an ethics crisis. The Cambridge Analytica scandal proves it.," 22 Mar. 2018 The media, academia, governments, the medical industry, and the drug industry. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "The Perverse Logic of GoFundMe Health Care," 24 June 2019 Five, academia, rather than focusing on education, became politicized as a shrill agent of cultural transformation — while charging more for less learning. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?," 13 June 2019 Whether young economists go on to spend their careers in academia or a different type of research institution (like a central bank), they are all confronted with the same path to success. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "Economics needs to do more than attract women to solve its gender problem," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of academia

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for academia

latinization of academy (with -ia suggesting a geographic entity), after its Latin etymon, Acadēmia

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The first known use of academia was in 1903

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